For saving money! Perhaps, many people will respond with a one-liner like this while answering this apparently simple question. Well, they are not wrong. However, energy conservation is a lot more than just saving money, at home or in the corporate world.
Energy can be conserved in a various manner and at numerous degrees. Small but responsible actions like switching off the light and fan, and unplugging the television and computer and any other electrical/electronic gadget, can help reducing power consumption to a great extent. One can also install thermostats to spot the power-hungry gadgets in standby mode. Such devices draw electricity even when not in use and are known as energy vampires.
Business organizations can upgrade their old building structures with latest and more efficient technology to cut down their yearly budget for energy requirements. Smart devices like Legend Power Harmonizer can continuously keep an eye and optimize voltage consumption for a business house.
But the million dollar question is, why should the people save energy?
Conservation of energy can certainly save money. And there is no point denying the fact that this the most compelling reason for almost everybody to get into the habit of fostering a culture of power conservation. However, as an increasing number of people begin to learn different facets of energy conservation, they start to realize that money is just one aspect.
Using electricity in moderation translates to reduced usage of fossil fuel. Though electricity can be generated from cleaner energy sources like solar power and wind, much of today’s power generation is still dependant on coal and the fossil fuels, which are non-renewable and are depleting pretty fast.
Also, conservation of energy also cuts down on greenhouse emission and pollution, as fossil fuels and coal are not clean sources. Energy preservation also reduces the probability of oil spills and even the threats that oil and coal acquisitions pose to the Earth’s ecosystem.
Scientist around the world had developed nuclear reactors to discourage the consumption of fossil fuels. Though these reactors yield a good amount of electricity, they also generate radioactive wastes in the process. Decreasing the demand for electrical energy will do away with the need for such reactors to a great extent, and hence, reduce the threat of radioactive pollution.